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french troops ousted the rebels from the last of the three main northern cities they'd occupied. hollande got a hero's welcome visiting timbuktu. jackie is in timbuktu for us. not quite mission accomplished but it seems like hollande was welcomed, indeed. >> yes. francois hollande saw this as a mission of three stages to prevent the rebels from continuing their advance south, to recapture towns taken by the rebels and restore territorial integrity sovereignty to mali. the third part of the mission will take much longer. let's take a look at the president's day in tim puck to - timbuktu. he sent french troops to mali three weeks ago and now has come to congratulate them. the rebel advance has been halted and french and malian troops have recaptured towns in the north and east of the country. francois hollande has come to thank french troops for what he sees as their successful work in mali but the mission will not be complete until the whole of the country is under central control and that's not the case. the president heads for the center and a rapturous welcome. people are grateful to th
>> deadly attack, dozens killed as a marketplace is bombed in the pakistani city of quetta. it was the latest bombing to target the southwestern city's shia minority. we'll have the very latest. you're watching al-jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program -- thousands rally in tunisia in support of the government and against the the prime minister's plan to dissolve it. the search goes on but there's no trace of the meteorite that left a trail of destruction across central russia and the winner is, we'll be live from the berlin film festival with news of who's got the golden bear. thank you for joining us. a bomb targeting people shopping for vegetables has once again highlighted pakistan's deep sectarian tension. at least 60 have been killed in an explosion in the southwestern city of quetta. more than 200 were injured when a bomb exploded outside a market. police say it was aimed at the region's minority shia population. attacks in quetta have killed more than 200 in the past month. we have t
for several cities but so far the protests have been peaceful. we have been bolling the protests and we have a live update from near fallujah. they said they're going to contain this protest but that does not seem to be working. >> a short while ago, this was absolutely covered with people. there were worshipers, protesters, if. who would,-- people who would come and convert. they held friday prayer services year. the message was loud and clear. is the biggest protest here since the war. as well as other demonstrations in other suny areas around the country. what they are calling for is essentially an end to what this is discrimination against the sunni community. thrown in jail, no lawyer allowance, a lack of security. they do not feel a part of the country and they want that to change. >> of the beginning of this problem, if there is a beginning, he had some very strong words for the protesters. is the strategy changing at all right now? >> it has softened a little bit. they said what they normally say, these were not real protesters, that it was essentially all qaeda driving this. it was
to a city in united states. there is growing turmoil into knees. thousands of people rally on the street of the capital in show of support for the government -- tunisia. thousands of people rally on the streets of the capital in show of support for the government. the prime minister has threatened to resign if a technocratic government is not formed. >> on the capital's main thoroughfare, thousands gathered in support of tunisia' party. this is a warning for those who thought to dissolve the government. we are not afraid to go back to the streets. the moderate islamic enough a party one elections in 2011. a political murder of liberal opponent chokri belaid and the prime minister posta's decision to form a caretaker government of non-politicians in response has divided the country and the party. huge crowds turned out in support of opposition groups at friday posta funeral. .- friday's funeral >> it is a rally that appears to demonstrate very vocally the growing divide between religious and secular. >> it has put aside the question of imposition and women's rights. its priority is to fur
in a northern city and mali. the french-led a forces recaptured the city last month that they have since been on alert. on saturday, there is a suicide bomber blew itself up a separate -- and a security checkpoint. no one was injured. one day earlier, a soldier was wounded when another suicide bomber targeted the same outpost. >> the suicide attack in the biggest city in the north of mali is significant because it's the second such attack since friday. on friday morning, we saw the first suicide attack since the conflict began since the french arrived. the suicide attacks on the city seemed to be a change of tactics. most of the armed groups that occupied the city and others had been pushed out by air strikes from the french and dutch troops from a ballet. -- troops from mali. but they worry that laying explosives rises on the road could increase the coming months and people of mali will be worried about how they have to deal with it. they're not used to dealing with guerrilla tactics like this and the french have said they're keen to pull out as soon as possible. whoever is left, whether it'
a historical and cultural city. >> we have delayed our review and been disappointed by the absolute silence of the regime. we also expressed condemnation and surprise at the international silence. the regime is moving into ethnic cleansing. this is not a military target. the regime is destroying a historic and cultural city. >> karachi is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the world. more than two dozen people have been killed there in sectarian and political attacks over the last year. >> in one of the most dangerous cities of pakistan, this is its most dangerous neighborhood. affectively a city within a city, complete with official security. on the surface these young men look like they are catching up with friends. but this is an intelligence service. they keep up with all movement and if they sensed danger, they reach for their guns. strangers are generally not welcome. even at play, they keep a close eye on things. the neighborhood is run by this man. a tribal leader. much like a landlord, he has on questioned powers. he is angry at his political partners who he says
obesity in one of america ' s fastest cities. >>--- fattest cities. >> new orleans, whose rich cuisine draws tourists from around the globe, but its own residents eating choices get much of the blame for the city possibly as high levels of obesity. >> we have some of the biggest people in the world. it has become normalized. that is the real crisis. we think it is ok. >> but not for the health and education policymakers trying to change bad habits from the ground up. >> is kind of coming up out -- from this broccoli, little yellow flowers will grow. >> kids from low income families who really have access to fresh food learn about the nutritional value of the crops they grow themselves. this is one of dozens of local programs around the nation trying to reverse the national epidemic of obesity. >> my favorite part of garden is when we get to learn about food and health and crops that make you strong and big and tall. >> by teaching kids with their food comes from, you were giving them information about the choices that they make. maybe the next and what a snack, they reach for an apple.
effectively stateless. >> in mexico city investigators say that a gas leak caused last week's explosion at the state- run oil company. 37 people were killed, dozens were injured. an electrical fault triggered a spark in the building's basement. mexico city has been relatively safe from the drug war that has engulfed the rest of the country, but the violence is now moving into the capital. >> police checkpoints like this are more common these days in mexico city, an effort to keep rising violence from reaching the heart of the country. throughout the six year drug war in mexico, mexico city is one of the places least touched by violence. there were 84 murders around the capital in january, the highest death toll since 2007. in many cases these were mass killings where bodies were left mutilated or dismembered. authorities here blamed a turf war and the local police chief says that mexico city needs to be better prepared in case it spreads. >> i have the impression that mexico city's leaders know that could be short-m lived. >> they are actually safer than many cities in the world, with a
and cut the mia -- khatamiya. a suicide bomber has burned himself up near the city of gao in mali. as the troops push north towards the algerian border -- sorry. can we go to jackie? >> yes, jane. you were asking about the troops, the clashes between the rival groups of troops here in bamako. what i can tell you is that it really does seem to be underlining the fact that the malian army is far from stable, disciplined, and united. we are seeing rivalries coming to the surface between groups of -- groups behind the military coup in march last year and groups who still owe their loyalties to the former regime. we understand that shots were fired. there are unconfirmed reports of at least one dead and a number injured. this does come at a time when the malian army is supposed to be looking towards when the french will leave and it will be supported by african troops from neighboring countries. but clearly it does call into question to what extent the malian army is really prepared and in shape where it will be able to not only resist any new challenges from rebels in the north, but a
cities that had been held by al qaeda-linked fighters. the french air force is continuing its campaign in northern mali. we have the latest from the capital, bamako. >> the french have been carrying out more airstrikes against kidal in the northeast of mali and also a nearby town. they are targeting fuel storage , arms caches, and training bases. it seems as though this military campaign against al qaeda- linked rebels is moving into a different stage. we have followed the military offensive on the ground, traditional, armored columns moving north, capturing various towns, the city of timbuktu. now it is desert and mountains. the population centers are smaller and more spaced out. it is an area where the remaining rebel elements appear to be holed up. it seems the french are trying to cut off their supply route, put them in a position where they cannot survive there. that there is the proximity of the long algerian border and the possibility the rebels could simply disappear over the border in order to regroup and come back at a later stage. >> a political rallies brewing inside of ira
after a crash that killed at least 19 foreign tourists near the ancient egyptian city. witnesses said the balloon exploded mid flight. two people survived the crash, including the egyptian pilot. caught air ballooning is one of the main dr. oz for the huge number of tourists who visit luxor each year. the seven city on the banks of the nile is near the valley of the kings. the pharaoh burial ground as the 60 tunes in chambers, including tut. there is also a vast temple complex with the ruins of religious buildings. more from our reporter in cairo. >> it appears there was an explosion on board the balloon when it was around 300 meters or so from the ground. the balloon then came plummeting down, at which 0.1 of the tourists on board, we understand that the british male tourist jump from the balloon. we understand from the ministry of tourism that they contacted the relevant embassies, which includes china, japan, hungary, france, and britain, to coordinate the response and how to get the bodies back home. of course, this comes as a huge blow for the egyptian tourist -- tourism industry
is increasing its aerial bombardment of syrian cities and that is what refugees have told us. it is also an indication that the displaced syrians inside the country, there is no where safety "except the closest borders and they're having to flee forcibly because they cannot stay inside syria. this is putting all lot of strain on jordan. jordan is suffering from its own economic crisis and is unable to shoulder this responsibility alone. they have repeatedly called on the international community to raise aid to the refugee community. there were riots in inside the police. refugee camp in jordan. while refugees were queuing to receive assistance from a norwegian charity agency, scuffles broke out and we heard security forces had to use tear grasses -- had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters. some of the refugees attacked some of the aid workers and security forces. there is a very high level of frustration inside the camps because these people are having to live inside a cold community of tents outside the villa of the winter. these riots at scuffles are not unusual at have happened
crews tried to clear the streets to get the city moving. >> it will take some time to get this moving. it is a necessary prerequisite to getting power restored. >> damaging homes, flooding streets car prompted evaluation. many are still without power in the region. travel by car or by flood is no easy task. suburbs of new york were also buried. >> it's absolutely horrible. hopefully it will be 50 degrees on monday and this will melt. there's no place for this note. >> dozens of vehicles are still stranded on long island expressway. some were abandoned during the height of the storm and in others, drivers had to spend the night. >> the police came by, looked at me, and they just left, you know? >> new york city was hit by about 20 centimeters. >> it looks like we dodged a bullet. winter is not over. if things freeze again, things will be slippery. you should be careful. >> central park, a sight to behold. it's making getting around difficult, but not everyone is complaining. look at the hundreds of people who of come out to enjoy this. >> its off some. i enjoy it. >> it reminds me of b
, it basically close off sunni cities and even neighborhoods here with roadblocks turning people back. the clerics speaking to those men in raman be criticizing the government for doing that. he says irradiance are all over baghdad, and--he says that iranians are all over baghdad. it was a peaceful protest but a very large one and they say they will not give up their right to protest. >> southern russia has been given a shot from flaming meteors. more than 400 people in the chill you been screeching were hurt -- in the chill yet minsk -- in the chill yet minsk --che lyabinsk region were hurt. >> this was the site seen by many in chelyabinsk as they went to work and brought children to school. fragments of a meteorite rained down from this guy camera briefly turning the day into night. people films the trail of smoke left in its wake, and then -- [crash] a sonic boom, that set off car alarms and smashed windows. 250 people are injured, according to the ministry of internal affairs, three in critical condition. most of the windows in this factory exploded, and the children starting thei
residents thought this was a military attack. even the damage is being reported in six cities, it was a lucky escape for the region. >> the meet your felonies -- the meteor fell in a sparsely populated area. we are very lucky. >> russia will need bigger telescopes and a lot more of them if they are to create an early warning system. most media hours break up before they fall to earth. teors break-- meet up before they fall to earth. >> then as well as government has released these first pictures of presidents hugo chavez following his latest cancer surgery. he had not been seen in public since he went to cuba for his fourth round of treatment in december. >> it was the news they had been waiting weeks for supporters gathered to celebrate. the 58-year-old president has not been seen in over two months. in these first images, he is picture posing with his daughters. >> i was waiting for those pictures. when i saw the picture, i began to thank god for this miracle. some people did not believe he is alive. >> every day, we are praying, wishing him to come back because we need him.
city, which is why so many people are angry and afraid. >> the government does not do enough. today they died. tomorrow it will be us. >> pakistan's military and government do not seem to have a clear policy on fighting sectarianism in the province. a supporter once she is who have to leave.hiwants shias they refused to bury the dead in protest. the prime minister responded by firing the regional government and promising better security. that has clearly not happened. the government has been driven -- given 48 hours to respond to demands made by shia community leaders, who promise more angry leaders if they are -- protest that they are not met. saturday's attacks shows that those who want to target shias can operate in some parts of pakistan with impunity, despite promises made by the government. al jazeera, karachi. >> pakistan's interior minister says the government will protect the shia community. >> i have spoken this afternoon to the police. they will hunt those guys, wherever they are. it is coming from our shared enemy. we have started exercising control. there is some kind o
dead in the indian city of a. hyderabad there were defined out who is behind the bombing. welcome to al-jazeera live from doha. will he be granted bail? olympia and oscar fdot pistorious should find out in the next few hours. we're live. -- oscar sprinter pistorious should find out. maliki.ther a rock or they want to get rid of their prime minister. >> go like this. >> thune for fog. why this scandal may help people improve their eating habits. >> the indian government is calling for unity after a bomb attack in hyderabad. that thefurious government may have not prevented the carnage. they're sifting through the carnage were 16 people were killed. the bombs went off, the park. more than of 100 wounded. indian media are reporting there were warnings of an attack three days before the blasts. security cameras have been disconnected four days ago. earlier, they said that there was no specific information that act upon. and we havederabad this report. >> this is the side of the first blast that occurred 7:00 thursday evening. the front of these shops absolutely destroyed. this is a popular
in cities around the country, calling for the culprits to be brought to justice after a new law to make discrimination against shia muslims a criminal offense. the attack michael pro-is an armed group claimed more than 80 lives. they bombed a water tanker that exploded in a vegetable market. population wasa targeted. now this report from islamabad. >> the pakistani government unable or unwilling to do hias,ing to protect the s mounting protests in several cities. a broad karate to a standstill and the main road to the airport was blocked and schools are closed. they want their voices heard. they say enough is enough and nobody's helping us. have a demand that the pakistani army needs to mount a targeted operation against the group responsible for these attacks. 2000,roup was banned in yet it is still able to mount brazen attacks such as the 13 days ago. want aa community also lot to protect them. want discrimination against them to come to an end. the clock is ticking. what happens after that, if their demands are not met, it's likely that the protests could get angry. that could lead t
three cities. an egyptian man who appears in a video being beaten by police has security forces -- says security forces made him change his story. he is shown being stripped and bundled into of them in cairo. on sunday he appeared on egyptian television saying protesters attacked him, but now he says it is the police. more from cairo. >> this story has gripped the country for the past two days, and much of it was happening live on television. it was friday when this man who was beaten up and humiliated, drive naked under the eyes of the egyptians or saturday when he appeared again saying this was the protesters who had beaten him up or again today when he appeared saying it was the police who beat him up. it caused a huge embarrassment for the government. they are saying, here is approved in the pudding. this is why we will keep the pressure from the streets. the government has been very quiet. we only heard from the interior ministry spokesman who did say he did apologize. he did take responsibility, and we did say there would be an investigation carried out. >> the least 15 people are
effort to save the ancient roman city of pompeii . a tunisian opposition leader has died after being shot outside his home in the capital tunis. shokri belaid led the unified democratic nationalist party and had been a strong critic of tunisia's government. witnesses say that he died in a clinic after being attacked when he left home. this shows the place reportedly where he was shot. his family and the prime minister have called it an assassination. the leader of the party which dominates the government says it undermines the ability of tunisia. >> this is a heinous political climate seemed to undermine the stability of the country. targeting our transition to democracy and any development projects currently planned by the government. we consider the perpetrators as enemies of the country, of democracy, and of islam. >> a member of the opposition blame the government for the killing. >> i accuse that party. it has plotted for this assassination. we cannot be intrigued by their condemnation of the assassination. this is a defining day in our history and we hold the government responsible.
has sparked mass protests in several major cities. now this report. >> the people here are pretty much aware of the implications of the assassination and the uncertainty that looms over the country. this is by the political establishment yesterday had a quick fix the problem. prime minister hamdi jebali said that he offered the technocratic government, refusing -- saying the offer to dissolve the government. the party says that it rejects a technocratic offer and they intend to stay in power. the other opposition parties want to include everyone in the talks and they don't want a democratic government. >> an inquiry by australia's top criminal investigation leaders has found widespread doping in professional sport. links to organized crime and the possibility of a match fixing. scandals damaging the ssport andy of e around a world-class -- sport around the world. >> australia has a reputation not just being good at sports but for having clean sports. bad reputation right now seems to be in trouble. this report outlines wide scale doping across our whole range of exports. this is not ju
in pakistan. cities including carache were affected. it -- they were put on high alert during the black out. there have been more strikes and protests in bangladesh. >> it's a protest against a protest. they have the nainlwide strike -- main streak strikes. they are leading a campaign in favor of capital punishment. [speaking foreign language] this is a strike for all the muslims in the world. but i can guarantee they're not against the muslims. try religious protests. at least four people were killed. a protest led by the blog verse been held for nearly three weeks. they do want their freedom. the tro zestors was set up as a secular state. >> i believe the celebration warrant it. i believe that the people who killed millions of people during 1975 has to be tried. i believe in the party -- and all of its other forces >> she said government condone inside. no problem ganda. the problem lipe lines in the fact that most of those acused of war crimes are associated with lely jouse party. sbr the government is drib ratly targeting the opposition. >> a new conservative president's next month. 57%
. because it seems there will be many people later. >> thank you for that report from the vatican city. it is one of the most important events in washington's political calendar, a chance for the u.s. president to lay out his vision for the year ahead. barack obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. he touched on various foreign- policy issues from afghanistan to iran and north korea. it was america's faltering economy that topped the agenda. now this report. >> the president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> every year the president gets one chance to use the pageantry and prestige of his office to lay out his agenda. as he begins his second term, president barack obama coloma to describe a progressive wish list, calling for a higher minimum wage, preschool reform, immigration reform, climate change, and investment in the economy to create jobs. >> it is our task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few, that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child acr
for distributing religious books. >> we found a print shop in benghazi city. we found 45,000 christian books and there were four different .ountries, sweden, south africa maybe not all are involved in proselytize in. we're still investigating. by year since come so unilaterally announced their independence from serbia -- 5 years since kosovo declared independence. one third of the citizens live on less than $1 per day. almost half the people are unemployed. organized crime and a reduction of our problems for the youngest european state. >> the anniversary march was small but significant. officially, the constitution limits security forces to emergency response, but in front of the invited ranks of international diplomats, military uniforms and the inclusion of a special forces unit sending indeliberate message. this is a fledgling army in all but name. the significance was not lost on the crowd. know anything happened, i we are say fear and we have our army. from extremely proud. absence,cuous by their any trace of the veterans of the conflict of the 1990's. their presence was agreed to be u
attacks in pakistan. a city has seen the worst of the violence and we have more. >> this is perhaps the most painful part of this community's protests. they are refusing to bury their loved ones who were killed in saturday's bombing until the army is called in to go after the groups responsible. now leaders of the community also have two other demands. they want to put an end to the killings of their community and they have also insisted that laws be passed to make it a crime to discriminate against shias in pakistan. this is perhaps another sign of the anguish and suffering that this community has faced over the past few years. more than 80 people were killed in saturday's attack, an attack which followed a similar attack just last month in which more than 90 people were killed. in all since the start of this year, more than 200 shias have been killed and these people here are demanding answers and action. >> striking iberian airlines against the airport. over the company's plans to cut thousands of jobs. we have reports from madrid. >> this was no normal day at the office. thousan
treacherous across the u.s. cameras caught the moment when a city bus slid and smashed into a light pole. right there. fortunately, no one was hurt. while in cincinnati a truck driver was left hanging over an overpass after he lost control, the highway was closed to remove the truck safely. and passengers landing in cleveland had a slippery landing when their plane slid off the runway into grass and snow. the airline says no one was injured, fortunately. there's been extreme weather in australia. at least two people have been killed in severe rainstorms and flooding in the new south wales. residents are being evacuated because of the rising flood waters. world weather update in just a moment. and when we come back the afghan refugees returning home from iran. >> we're expecting at least 50 afghans to arrive, some of the 150,000 that iran has expelled so far in the past ten months. >> and why fishermen in the american northeast say their future is in doubt. >> once again we have seen flooding rains damaging winds and power outages into parts of new south wails very active weather system a
at the new kind of shoppers at the city's famous bazaar. >> there is a new kind of shopper in the bazaar. they come discretely and they do not like being filmed. they're buying clothing and equipment to fight a war. when the deal is done, they disappear across the border to syria. this is one of the world agencies. for decades did was a quiet and prosperous market town. now the war economy is changing the streets. refugees are settling here in the south. the only thriving businesses are the ones feeding off the war across the border. >> they now have seven shops selling tactical clothing and equipment. most opened in the last six months. the latest in mid february. these are for syria. these are fighting in three areas like forests. these are the summer version. some prefer the black ones. >> he comes from a turkish village right on the syrian border. he has relatives who are syrians fighting against the assad regime. >> there used to only be one shot here. we get our supplies from them. they charged really high prices. sometimes it would not even sell to people from syria. >> he claims
was passing through the city it was viewed by the family. there were thousands of people on the streets showing their support and solidarity with the family. they expressed their anger over his death inside an israeli prison. people were not surprised to hear the palestinian authorities come to the conclusion that he had died not from natural causes. they had rejected the israeli version of the events. some clashes have been reported in areas between palestinian demonstrators and the israeli army. there have not been any huge rallies or violent protests today. nothing was organized as such. we did not see big clashes inside the city itself or outside the military base near ramallah, another location for large demonstrations over the last couple of weeks. >> pretty worried about when this could all go, they not? >> that is right, israel has called on the palestinian authority to get things under control, putting them in a difficult position. they do not want to be seen as complying with israel's demands, so to speak, but there is a lot of concern throughout the west bank that this frustr
. he thanked the faithful for their prayers and support. 150,000 people in vatican city today to see the pope. the chinese prime minister has demanded an explanation from malaysia. we have more. he was in the fact-finding mission in malaysia before the elections. he was denied entry on orders of the malaysian and government. in australia he spoke to us from adelaide. is in government is trying to downplay the importance of his own visit. >> let's clear this up. the is a line being said by prime minister. i am very that up with his apologist line. there were three other members of the trillion parliament coming on this visit and two of them actually had a program from a special minister of state. we're all went to provide a report involving members of the opposition and myself as an independent. to call this an unofficial visit is a little bit pejorative on behalf of the foreign minister of australia. we were there to help the electoral commission and provide a report to the austrian parliament on malaysia. primeed up with our minister trying to diminish this visit in the way that he
of a small city simply vanishing. >> they also kill people. >> the case of her husband remains unsolved. she says it is time that she knew whether she was a wife or a widow. >> hugo chavez has refused to allow the bolivian president to visit him. he was prevented from meeting his close ally because hugo chavez was resting. the health of hugo chavez has become a major concern for his supporters. >> if he has a heart, it begins here in these colorful streets. government provided playgrounds meets the housing developments for the poor. >> you have to come to a neighborhood like this to understand where the groundswell comes from. >> gladys sanchez note something about devotion. she has built a virtual shrine to him in her apartment and says that her life has improved ridgy improved dramatically under his administration. >> if he walks in the streets he sees the people work with community organizations as children have more schools. >> even gladys is coming to terms with the fact that hugo chavez may not be her president for much longer. >> maybe i will die with him. sometimes i feel sick. my da
studio was a city. you have your commissary. you have your hospital where a child can be born, or a person can die. you'd walk up these streets and you'd hear tap dancing up in the back ofhis lo we had a full orchestra of 55 people who came in every day and worked. you knew when grandmother died, or when a new baby was born, or when sobody got engaged, there was a big thing going on. and you couldn't see past it, you could anywhere. it was enclosed like a cocoon when you were in there. why, you were in another world completely. who wrote that scene? the english writer, monroe, boxley. it's the last thing he wrote before -- before he left. we'll have to rewrite the scene and re-shoot it, it's absolute crap. people don't speak like that any writers arou here understand the way people talk? yes, monroe. get rewrites and show me results before they shoot it. sure, monroe. how much is it gonna cost? i don't care, make it. (door slming) i don't know what's wrong with the scene. i ought that was a pretty touching scene. gar nin put it right, garson kanin said, "the trouble with movi
>> rebels moved to recapture mali's largest city two weeks after being forced out by the french. >> your world news from al jazeera. also ahead -- just weeks after the u.n. found evidence of torture in afghanistan the government admits that it is true. a huge tornado tears through southern mississippi. a state of the emergency declared in four counties. and we will have all the glitz and glamour and results from a bafta's as hollywood's big stars brave the rain on the red carpet. we began with a breaking news from the vatican. that is where local media say pope benedict xvi has announced he will resign. we are hearing he will step down on the 28th of february. he was elected pope as the age of 78. we will be getting more information on this breaking news story in just a couple of minutes right here on al jazeera. stay tuned. it just a reminder, we are hearing from the vatican that pope benedict xvi has resigned. let's find out more and bring in sabine joining us on the telephone from italy. what more could you tell us on this announcement the pope will be resigning february 28?
joining gangs. now this report from mexico city. >> the new plan announced by the president is a departure from the previous government strategy. by saying they need to spend more money on social development programs, they are saying the military strategy of the former president did not work. calderon had a 50,000 soldiers and federal police waging war against drug gangs and organized crime groups. there are still many checkpoints and the military still involved. but the president is saying we're not calling to get out of this mess unless we really developed out youth. there are 7 million mexicans under age of 39 who are not employed and they are easy targets for gangs looking for cheap wolabor. -- under the age of 30. the says we need to develop these young people, give them opportunities, and see what they can do with their lives other and worked for criminals. we're not hearing many specifics on how the government will spend the money other than the fact they will try to spend in 250 of the most violent towns across the country. >> hugo chavez is having extremely complex and stuff cance
effortlessly the development which is going to take place from a frontier town, into a modern city. (banjo music and clapping) oblige me, ma'am? thank you. (narrator) fonda's "wyatt earp" is a man of the prairie who, like the town of tombstone finds himself in transition. his attraction to clementine, a refined woman of the east, pulls him away from his wilderness roots, towards culture and society. hold it, folks, blasted, hold it! stand clear back and make room for our marshal and his lady. (hollering) (elmore leonard) the way he combed his hair, henry fonda, fit the part. "my darling clementine" had a real feel, a look to it of that period. where he's sitting with his boots up on the rail and someone comes by and smells his hair tonic. there are those little touches of realism that you appreciate. if you have to tell a story with words, you're in trouble. you'd better try and find another story. one of the things that makes westerns work is that they're told by images. which one of you killed james? i did and the other one, too. i'm going to kill you. (lindsay anderson) to see "my darli
for the future. of the children. some of the children are in the city and they are waiting for our program. they will lose their hope. >> i don't feel comfortable when i am working on the street because of the pollution and dust. i feel much more comfortable here. they teach us to work and study. i prefer to be here than on the streets. >> are you prepared to boldly go where no married couple has gone before? a multimillionaire former space tourist is looking for a husband and wife team to send to mars. would 501 days in a small space capital -- a small space capital, the final frontier, go too far? >> dennis tito is embarking on a major mission. he is the driving force to send a husband and wife team up for a close encounter with mars in 2018 when the red planet and earth are historically close together. >> this is a challenging but attainable goal for advancing human experience and knowledge. now is the time. >> tito was the first space tourist, paying russians $20 million to vacation on the international space station in 2001. his inspiration mars program is a not-for-profit to raise mi
a commercial for sylvan learning centers, and i was really sensitive to this because the new issue of kid city had arrived in my office, and here it was a kid, about ten, and the whole backdrop is money
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